Tag Archives: The Trustees of Reservations

05.15.2021 Stair-step Moss

Although quite abundant this was my first encounter with Hylocomium splendens. Branched and strongly textured it is not at all like a ball of soft fiber that we often see and is more of a mat on the forest floor. … Continue reading

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05.13.2021 Trillium Thursday 2

This is what will likely be the first of a few Painted Trillium-Trillium undulatum posts. For those of you who have been visitors to the blog over the years you know it is a personal favorite and the highlight of … Continue reading

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12.06.2020 It’s a love/hate thing….

the relationship that I have with winter. I’ve never been a fan of cold weather.  Don’t like snow removal.  Don’t like having to bundle up in bulky clothing. Don’t like my moustache coated with frozen nose drippings.  Don’t like the … Continue reading

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11.12.2020 Bear’s Den Flow

Bear’s Den has a very nice waterfall but, as with many brooks and rivers, the cascades up and downstream are attractive and offer some interest as well. A nice fall with a splash caught my eye here.

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10.02.2020 Friday Night Fancy

I’ll share two versions of one image. Actually it is one version but rotated for the second. I’ve shared images of Carter Pond and this one feature which offers some abstract compositions previously. But in reviewing old files I decided … Continue reading

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08.24.2020-2 Bet you weren’t expecting this

I visited North Common Meadow, a Trustees of Reservations property in Petersham, MA this morning.  The temp was cool and not a lot was happening.  However, I saw this cattail stem and a leaf along with a couple of others … Continue reading

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07.28.2020-2 Striped Maple Abstract

While walking in Bear Swamp last week looking for orchids, I came across a Striped Maple aka Goosefoot Maple-Acer pensylvanicum, just about a foot tall and laying on the ground.  It was near the entrance and I guess that possibly … Continue reading

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07.22.2020-2 On my knees in a fen

I visited Bear Swamp in Ashfield, MA the other day looking for orchids that were mentioned to me by a friend. I went to the wrong part of the fen at first but did eventually find the orchid on my … Continue reading

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02.04.2020 Bear’s Den Falls with Cascade

Something to share from the archives while I sort through what I will save when transferring to the new desktop. I’ve moved most of the stuff I want to keep to an external drive and, of course, all my image … Continue reading

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11.02.2019 Chapel Brook Falls

All the rain we’ve had recently encouraged me to visit on of my favorite waterfalls. It was on my return from this spot that I stopped and photographed the dairy farm that I shared on the 30th. I remain, and … Continue reading

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